You’ve always wanted to study law

06/11/2020 | 6 mins

Here’s how to build a degree that takes you to the courtroom, the boardroom, or any room.

The fact is that many students are often undecided about the career they wish to follow.

What may at first seem like hesitancy or a lack of conviction could actually prove to be a strategically smart move.

That’s because you’re keeping your options open. While the left side of your brain may see you standing in court and confidently declaring your client ‘not guilty’, the right side may equally see you at the head of a boardroom table discussing your next takeover strategy.

Either way, you’ve landed in the right place, because with a UWA combination, there’s every chance we have just what you’re looking for.

The difference between a UWA combination and a double degree

Double degrees can usually be just that: two standard single degrees taken at the same time.

A UWA combination is different. Yes, it includes two different areas of study, but these have been carefully curated to ensure they complement each other perfectly – not just in terms of the study area, but also in terms of fast-tracking your future … whatever you choose it to be.

Combining areas of specialisation from different bachelor’s degrees means you’ll gain the same level of qualification and transdisciplinary skills found in a double degree (Australian Qualifications Framework 2020).

That really is a double whammy. You get the prestigious degree your ATAR deserves, plus the flexibility to increase and enhance your eventual career options.

Below are just a couple of examples of UWA combinations. There are, of course, many more. If you have specific areas of study in mind, book a one-on-one appointment with our Future Students Team. They’re ready and waiting to help match your career goals to a great combination at UWA.

Law and Commerce

Option 1: 6 years
Bachelor of Arts (major in Law and Society, second major in Business Law) plus Juris Doctor postgrad.
Choose this option and graduate with a Juris Doctor for just 1.5 years additional study. The Juris Doctor is Western Australia’s only postgraduate qualifying law degree, ensuring you’ll be qualified to practice law as a lawyer or barrister, or to embark on a career as a parliamentarian, policy analyst, and more.

Option 2: 3 years
Bachelor of Commerce (major in Business Law, second major in Political Science & International Relations). Choose this option if you are interested in law, but don’t want to be a practicing lawyer. You can graduate, and begin your career, 1.5 years sooner.

Option 3: 5 years
Bachelor of Arts (major in Law and Society, second major in Business Law) plus the Master of Commerce or Master of International Relations.

Or

Bachelor of Commerce (major in Business Law and second major in Law and Society) plus the Master of Commerce or the Master of International Relations.

Law with Commerce, Arts or Criminology

Option 1: 3 years
Bachelor of Arts (major in Law and Society, second major in Criminology).

Option 2: 3 years
Bachelor of Arts (major in Law and Society) plus second major from Commerce degree.

Choose either option and graduate with the same qualification as a double degree – two years sooner.

Interested in finding out more?

These are just some of our UWA combinations. If you have one in mind that’s not featured above, book a one-on-one appointment with our Future Students team. They can help you match your career goals to a great combination at UWA.

Who knows? Not being entirely sure of your career right now could be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made!

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